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Travel Guide to Yangon, Myanmar

The first city we set foot into was Yangon, although having read all travelling notes and tips, we felt both nervous and exciting, a bit curious to explore . Unlike an ancient city we was drawing in our minds, Yangon appears to be a modern town, the roads are filled with cars and there isn’t any motorbike, more and more skyscrapers, grand hotels, business malls are being build at incredible speed, wireless connection is enabled all over the town, there are many men who wear longyi skirt and chew betel, the women who have tanned skin with tha-na-kha powder all over their face, not to mention numerous betel “ stores “ in town. However, the houses and building in the downtown are a bit degraded, with high density of inhabitants. You can find many temples and church with unique construction style.

It costs 9000 kyat to move from the airport to the downtown (for a group of 5), the driver took us to the travel agency to book our flight tickets, he was very kind and helpful and he speaks English quite good.

TRANSPORTATION

Yangon is the center from which you will be able to travel to other provinces, thus enables you to decide which to visit first on the following days. Please note that there are many transport stations, so asking the cab driver carefully is necessary, we decided to travel to Bagan first in a Bandoola for 9600 kyat (Including blankets, clean water, soaps, towels and toothbrush, which is really professional). If you want a VIP transport vehicle, go for JJ Express, which is well known for good service. We started our trip at about 6 p.m. There was an unforgettable memory for us, our cab driver made a mistake and took us to the wrong station, so he raced to the next station without paying any attention to our prayers and how frightened we were because it was the last trip of the day.



For other options of travel on special transportation in Myanmar, you can try a river cruise on some ships like Anawrahta Cruise (http://myanmarrivercruises.net/anawrahta-cruise) and The Strand Cruise (http://myanmarrivercruises.net/the-strand-cruise)

ACCOMODATION

Staying in downtown neighborhood is recommended because it is suitable for both travelling and eating, which is a bit more expensive but also more convenient, we reluctantly took a cab to find a place to stay after finishing a domestic flight from Mandaylay to Yagon, because we were careless enough not to preorder accommodation. We finally decided to choose Motel Peony for the night, which is located at the 8th floor of an old building for multiple residences, the rooms were clean, with no Wireless connection, but close to many affordable restaurants...

 Address: 8th floor , inside the Nyaung Pinlay Zay Plaza, Lanmadaw street, with the cost of 35USD for a room with 2 single beds.

Otherwise, you can choose to stay at Mr. Lee hotel  in the downtown of Lanmadaw street ( beautiful hotels, internet connection, at good spot, with reasonable price of 60$ for a double room, near the China Town with various delicious street food – a lunch for our group costs about 7500 kyat.

FOOD

You will find delicious food with reasonable price if you spend time searching. There is a restaurant near Mr Lee Hotel which serves delicious Stewed chicked with noodles, dumplings and fantastic sticky rice, or on Maha Bandoola street, there are street food restaurants all alongside the road who serve steak, Sugarcane pie near the Chinese templeor even Myanmar style wonton pieces...

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There is one thing I thought would never be seen around these places, at first I thought there were only Buddhism followers who live here and they have a healthy lifestyle, but I was wrong: the 19th alley on Bandoola street turns out to be a foreign toursist attraction, which was really quiet and peaceful in the morning, from 7 p.m it becomes a very busy street with various activities, with many grilled dishes sold in skews... This is a must-visit place.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Due to its origin in the history: once a center of Myanmar, and once belonged to the England and Japanese, the buildings and constructions here are very interesting such as the church, the Sule temple, freedom square, alligator ville, however, you have to pay an entrance fee of 1-8$ for each destination, Bogyoke Aung San market, Mingalar market, the foreigners’ corner on 19th Street, Botataung temple,Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Mailamu temple, the Jewish institution Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, the Mahabadoola garden, lake Inya and lake Kandawgyi. Among which the Shwedagon temple is a destination you should visit: the unique golden temple of Myanmar, which holds four sacred Buddhism relics namely the staff of Kakusandha, the water purifier of Konagamana, the Cloak of Kassapa, and the 8 hairstrings of Buddha.

Shwedagon Pagoda at Night
The most special destination is the sacred golden temple of Shwedagon, a magnificent construction, You should hire a tour guide at the ticket counter (8usd) at the cost of 20USD, he will tell you many interesting stories about the history of the temple, as well as the spiritual stories here.

Danang Travel Experience at The Weekends

Looking for some travel experience Danang at the weekend, you will be more confident with your trip. Da Nang has long become a popular destination for many domestic and foreign tourists. Here, you will discover the journey with the most fascinating and interesting experience.

Da Nang travel at the weekend


Da Nang is one of the cultural center of tourism in the Central, where always attracts a lot of visitors to visit. On weekends, the number of visitors to Danang often increases, as this is the ideal time to rest after a week of hard work and study. Da Nang tourism on the weekend will save more cost than the big holidays or important occasions. At this time, finding the hotel, transportation, choice of destinations will be easier, visitors can comfortably visit the inner city and the outside Da Nang without much worry.

Time and means of transportation

The famous coastal city of Da Nang in any season of the year is beautiful and splendid. However, according to experience travel Da Nang at the weekend, the most suitable time for tourists can start their trip is from February to August. At this time, the weather in Da Nang is very pleasant, not too hot nor less stormy. Around this time visitors can enjoy enjoying the trip without being interrupted by the weather factors.

There are many types of transportation to Da Nang such as airplanes, bus, trains, motorbikes. On weekends, in order to shorten the travel time visitors should choose the plane. This means you will have more time to explore Da Nang. If you have plans for a trip to Da Nang, travelers should look for opportunities to hunt cheap tickets of airlines operating domestic flights such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air Jetstar, Pacific Airlines. In Da Nang, you can rent self-drive motorbikes, buses or taxis to travel between the attractions.

Accommodation in Danang at the weekend

Like many other famous tourist destinations in Vietnam, Da Nang also owns a wide variety of hotel and guest houses. With the experience of travel Da Nang on the weekend, visitors can see that Danang has the accommodation services from popular to high-end. Depending on the needs and financial ability of each person, you can choose the appropriate ones. To save money for the trip, you can reserve rooms at Tuan Phong, Luna Diamond, Quan Quan, Song Thu, Tuong Vi, Kingdom, Hava Da Nang. For those who want to enjoy luxury resort services, the Danang Resort Naman Retreat, Fusion Maia Da Nang, Hyatt Regence Danang Resort and Spa, Furama Villas Danang ... are the great choices.

You should make early booking to ensure room availability, cheap rates and good quality. If you follow the delegation, visitors should not come to Danang when not find accommodation, because many hotel owners will increase room prices themselves. With Danang's travel experience, you can bargain for cheap hotels and have no public rates. Check the room before check-in, ask carefully about the free and charged services that are what travelers need to do when booking hotel.

Weekend travel destination in Danang


Danang owns a lot of fun destinations for visitors to explore the weekend. Da Nang tourists can spend time visiting attractive destinations such as:

Ba Na Hills

Ba Na Hills is a resort located 40km from the city center. It has a cool year-round climate that ranges from 14-20 degrees Celsius. Ba Na Hills attracts visitors with its array of intriguing games, state-of-the-art relaxation services and natural surroundings. If you have the opportunity to set foot in Danang, you should spend a lot of time to fully explore this destination.

Son Tra Peninsula

Son Tra Peninsula is one of the tourist symbols of Danang is popular with many visitors. This destination has been shared via in the article "Danang travel experience by month". Visiting Son Tra Peninsula, visitors will feel the green space of the majestic mountains, the vast forest. This tour promises to give visitors a lot of emotions and experience.


Ancient village of Tuy Loan

Tuy Loan is an ancient village with a history of over 500 years, this is an interesting tourist destination that visitors can visit when coming to Da Nang. Located 10km west of downtown Danang, the ancient village of Tuy Loan always bear the mark of history, traditions and cultural identity of the village of Vietnam. The most unique feature of this ancient village is the communal house, built in the late 18th century and preserved intact to this day.

In addition to these three attractive destinations, Da Nang also has Ngu Hanh Son, My Khe Beach, Con Market, Dragon Bridge, Han River, Hai Van Pass, Nam O Reef, Cam Ne Hamlet, Han River Bridge, Non Nuoc Beach, Linh Ung Pagoda ... Visitors should have a specific plan of visiting destinations to have a wonderful trip over the weekend.

There are many other great things about Danang, please make you plan now to to be able to explore the land yourself.


Things to Note When Traveling to Danang

Possessing beautiful natural scenery and many titles such as the city with the most attractive beach, the most attractive city and the most desirable city ... Danang is always a prominent name in the tourism Vietnam. In addition to the natural advantage , the city also constantly investing in facilities and infrastructure to serve tourists. This creates favorable conditions for tourist to Danang as backpackers. However, for a complete trip, visitors need to refer to the following things to note when traveling to Da Nang.

Location in Danang

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, Danang always has many guesthouses, hotels for tourists. Please refer to a few suggestions:

Packo Hotel: Newly opened in April 2016 with many comfortable and affordable rooms, the Packo Hotel is the favorite resting place for many travelers, especially self-supporting tourists. Fluttering The impression of this hotel is the container design is very hot now. The hotel includes a variety of rooms, such as double rooms, six bed dorm rooms, eight dorm rooms and ample living space. Packo is located near My Khe beach, very convenient for visitors to this beach. One thing to note when traveling self-sufficient Da Nang is only a double room with a private toilet, dorm rooms use the same toilet with two separate men and women.


Danang Backpacker Hostel: Located near the Han river bridge, about 4.2km from Danang airport and 1.5km from Da Nang railway station, Danang Backpacker is an ideal hint for visitors. Not only affordable, this hotel is also popular with travelers by allowing pets.

In addition to the hotels that we suggests above, if you can afford, guests can choose more luxurious hotels such as King's Finger Da Nang, Vanda, Dan Cong River Hotel, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula, Premier Village Resort Danang Resort ...

The famous sightseeing place in Danang

Da Nang has many famous attractions, associated with history and hidden cultural values, deep spirituality. If you have the opportunity to visit this city, visitors should visit the places following:

Ba Na Hills

Located in Hoa Vang district, about 40km from Da Nang city, Ba Na Hills with cool climate, beautiful natural scenery, special culture and many interesting games attracts crowded tourists to visit.


Discovered in 1901 in an expedition seeking a new French military resort, undergoing many construction times, today Ba Na Hills includes many of the most visited and entertaining sites. Come here, visitors can visit the village of France with the European-style works, admire Toc Tien waterfall, Mo stream... For families with children, the Fantasy Park is a favorite destination. Especially, visitors can not forget to visit Linh Ung Pagoda Ba Na worshiping the statue of the Brahma 27m high and pray for peace to the family offline. This is one of the things to note when traveling to Da Nang on your own.

Marble Mountains

Ngu Hanh Son - Marble Mountains is a famous tourist attraction of Da Nang, located in Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, about 8km southeast of the city center. Ngu Hanh Son, as the name implies, consists of five mountains named after the Five Elements, including Kim Son, Moc Son, Tho Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son and Tho Son (metal, wood, soil, water and fire mountains). Each mountain is beautiful and is associated with mysterious stories of history and culture. In it, Thuy Son has a height of 106m and a width of 7ha is known as the highest and most beautiful scenic mountain. It is also the mountain with many temples and caves, and was visited by Minh Mang three times in 1825, 1827 and 1837.


Visit Ngu Hanh Son, visitors will visit many famous caves and temples such as Tam Thai Pagoda, Huyen Khong, Linh Nham, Huong Cave, Van Thong Cave ... One of the things to keep in mind when traveling. Da Nang calendar is self-profound Ngu Hanh Son has many caves with each other, if you have no experience, you should seek guidance to not get lost.


Con Market – The Food Paradise in Danang

Con Market is an attractive destination that not to be missed when traveling to Da Nang. Con Market in Danang will bring you many interesting experiences with the opportunity to enjoy countless delicious typical dishes of Central Vietnam.


Danang is known as the most beautiful green city in Vietnam and is listed as the 20 most beautiful cities in the world today. Not only the beautiful natural scenery, Da Nang also has a rich and varied cuisine, especially street food. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to travel in Da Nang, do not forget to discover the gastronomy heaven of Con market, the focus of all the famous delicacies.

Con Market is a familiar address for visitors whenever they have the opportunity to travel to Da Nang 4 days. Con Market attracts visitors and locals not only by its historical history but also by its important role in daily life. Con Market is also a place where visitors missing whenever thinking about Da Nang, thanks to the unforgettable taste of the specialties. There are hundreds of delicious dishes that visitors can find in the market.


Con Market is located on two sides of Hung Vuong and Ong Ich Khien streets in the center of the city, which is the busiest trade and gathering many activities of shopping and trading of Danang. Con market contains many unique cultural features, attracting a large number of tourists to visit and explore. Not only is one of the famous tourist attractions in Da Nang, Con Market is also known as a culinary paradise with many crowded cafes and countless tempting specialties.

When you come to Con Market after visiting the Suoi Hoa Da Nang tourist area, you will feel overwhelmed by the food here. There is no market where there are so many food stalls like in Con market. Almost all the famous dishes of the Central are focused on here. In addition, each separate dining area is cool, clean, always delicate aroma from the food so guests can freely choose delicious dishes to taste. Every afternoon, walking around the Market and enjoying the food will be a wonderful experience in Da Nang.

In Con Market, there are full of all delicious snacks that tourists can not ignore when coming to Da Nang such as banh bot loc, banh hoi, banh it, banh beo, banh xeo…. rice cake, moon cake, rice noodles, fish noodle, Quang noodles, grilled beef porridge ... Especially, visitors must definitely try dough cake and wet cake with delicious and characteristic flavor of this dish. Those who sell this cake at Con Market have the secret of making fish sauce extremely delicious with just enough sour, add a little bit of spicy light garlic, chillies …


In addition, the green bean banh bot loc cake or banh bot loc with meat is also very delicious taste by way of wrapping the cake. Powder is not too thick, the fillings are stir-fried, just enjoy it with fish sauce and enjoy the unforgettable dish. The shrimp cake with salty shrimp is also a good dish to eat with a layer of smooth glutinous rice, and delicious shrimp inside. In addition, there are many other interesting street food to enjoy, especially the Chinese tea with milk, fruit juice, fish, coconut cake, green bean cake, ...

If you feel full with attractive snacks of the market, then do not rush back. Let’s take a walk around and then then continue to move to the end of the market to enjoy snails, pork rolls, dumplings... And then, you should buy some dried fish, squid or pastries as gifts to friends and relatives. Beside the food in the shops, there are also some vendors carrying food for take-away such as fried cake, coconut cake ... If you want to eat on spot, they are also willing to give some small stools for you.


The food at Con Market is not only delicious, varied and rich but very cheap. With only 5,000 - 20,000 VND (0.8 USD) / dish, visitors have an unforgettable Danang tour. Besides, a prominent advantage that many visitors want to visit Con Market that is very neat and clean. All the stalls, eateries, even the street vendors have full and shiny furniture. The food is covered with food wrap or preserved in the glass, they only process the food when the customer order. Therefore, the food is always fragrant and hot.

Con Market will be an interesting stop for travelers who are passionate about discovering and enjoying Danang cuisine. With many visitors, Con market is now in the list of their favorite places in Danang. Just a visit to Con Market when coming to Danang will help you enjoy most of the most famous and interesting snacks here and know more about the cuisine as well as the people of Da Nang with very special impression.



Dalat, A dreamy city | Da lat travel guides

Tired of being in a crowned city and wanted to have a peaceful, relaxing vacation? Welcome to Dalat, a dreamy city.

Location and terrain

Dalat city is located at Lam Nguyen Highland, Lam Dong. With an altitude of 1.500 meters above sea level and 394,64 km2 in size, surrounded by mountain and forest gives this dreamy city a mild and cool mountainous climate.

The terrain is divided into two specific type: mountainous and plain terrain. The mountain surrounded the city with the height of about 1.700 meters created a ring that conceal the city from breezing wind.

Tourist sites

Prenn water fall

At the beginning of Prenn pass in the direction from Ho Chi Minh city to Dalat, you will see the first tourist site of this dreamy city, located 10km from the heart of the city. The name prenn came from between the 15th and 17th century, which was the war zone of the Cham and the K'Ho. The nam Prenn came from the Cham, meaning "Conquered area".
Dalat, A dreamy city | Da lat travel guides

To reach the foot of the water fall, tourists have to follow a beauty full road with stairs carved out of stone upon a hill side with many different kind of flowers grown alongside. The water fall from a 10km height would be a magnificent show for you. And if you still not impressed, there is a tunnel made out of water from the fall and rock for you to explore.

Prenn water fall not only have a spectacular fall but also have many flower gardens, a zoo, and ì you want to take a look from above, Prenn have a system of skiers ready to satisfy you.

Maple Leaves

Entering the city is a beautiful ecological zone located at 45 Dang Thai Than street. Maple Leavers is a place you must visit because of its unique structure: it is a group of odd building which is surrounded by a Maple forest.
Dalat, A dreamy city | Da lat travel guides

Arriving at the entrance of Maple Leaves you will see the Mushroom House, next is the "Dragon united" gate. Further in is the Drum House and Cave House. Next is the Center House with 132 roofs alongside a pool of Koi, which contain more than 300 Koi. If you are fund of camping and want to know what it is like to sleep under a sky full of stars and beautiful Maple leaves in Autumn then Maple Leaves had that covered, a camping site is located right at the heart of the Maple forest is ready to served. It will be an unforgettable experience for you and your friends, as well as your family.

Another unique thing in Maple Leaves is the Cloud Yard, which will be the most impress view you have ever seen.

Center City

Dalat, A dreamy city | Da lat travel guides

That would be enough for a day but you need to eat and drink, refuel yourself so that you can go explore another great place the day after. After a monstrous diner, you begin to wonder "so what's the different between Dalat's food and my city?" Well, Dalat may not have a special kind of food like many others city but it had one thing that most others city in Viet Nam does not have, its cold and breezing at night. With the advantage from the atmosphere at night, fast food in Da Lat is different from the others. The people in this city prefer hot soymilk and Da Lat "pizza", not actual pizza though. Da Lat "pizza" is a special type of girdle-cake cocked on direct ember with eggs and many more ingredients. Just imagine how good it would be when you have a hot cup of soymilk, one of those "pizza" in your hands or a bowl of noddle in your hands when the cold and breezing surrounding you. It would be so amazing to fell the warm spread out of the foods and dinks while chatting with friends or family in such cold weather.

Tourism in Da Lat is not just that, there is many more wonderful places such as Tuyen Lam Lake, Love Valley. Golden Stream, v.v... Which will be presented to you in the next part.

Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Bangkok

Of course, there is no shortage of famous tourist attractions in Bangkok, but for the purpose of the most recommended ones, I would suggest following destinations:

Royal Palace

Royal Palace is without dispute the most typical example of the harmonious combination of Thai traditional architecture and Western styles. Thais believe that those who have visited the temple in the palace will receive the full blessings of the Buddha.

Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)


Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is the custodian and curator of modern Thai artworks and sculptures. It is home to more than 800 works to be collected and exhibited in 5 floors by a businessman named Boonchai Bencharongkul. Additionally, you have a chance to admire the collection of Thai abstract paintings following the emergence of modern Western art. Therefore, the museum is undoubtedly an ideal destination for those who are engaged in Arts and interested in admiring artworks.

Rocket Coffeebar S49 Restaurant 


Featuring marble bar stands and a part the floor covered by honeycomb stones, Rocket Coffeebar S49 Restaurant is definitely an ideal destination for those who love taking “check-in” pictures.

Emmie's Restaurant


Located quite far from the city center, Emmie's restaurant has drawn the attention of both locals and tourists, even fastidious guests who want to enjoy a late-morning breakfast in the green space housed in a two - storey villa.

Kay's Boutique Breakfast


If you wish to “kick up” a new day by a tasteful breakfast in the pretty quiet space nestled in an alley, you should definitely give Kay's Boutique Breakfast that a try. You can enjoy the buffet of a main course, a dessert, a cup of tea or coffee. Additionally, you might order any dish from the menu prepared by the chef.

ROAST Restaurant


Housed on the 4th floor of Commons complex, ROAST restaurant works all day long. Significantly, it offers a long menu of various fresh and healthy dishes. In addition, desserts and hand-made roasted coffee also help it attract a significant number of guests.

D'ARK by Phillip Di Bella Restaurant


Featuring eyes – catching look of the wooden interior, D'ARK by Phillip Di Bella Restaurant astonishes its guests with an impressive menu of delicious foods. Thanks to the relatively open space, the restaurant is an ideal destination for family and friend meeting.

Rocket Café


The regular guests of Rocket Cafe are office workers who do not have much time for lunch but want to enjoy tasteful food. The plus point of the restaurant is the pastel that is young and dynamic.

Think Café


As one of the first coffee shops following the wave of brown bear cookie, Think Café is undoubtedly a popular destination with those who have a sweet tooth. Additionally, it is successful to capture the attention of guests right in Siam Center thanks to black and white decoration, wooden tables and chairs, big teddy bears serving as comfortable pillows. 

Wonderwall l The Kaffebar Café


Wonderwall l The Kaffebar Café has long been known as the regular venue for coffee processing competitions. Therefore, the coffee shops offer “high-quality” coffee that promises to leave a wonderful flavor in your mouth right you take the first sip. Significantly, the shop grasps the attention of visitors with impressive internal space of wooden decorations, the open-air external space, the iron door frames that remind us of traditional houses in the western region of the United States.



Green Sea Koh Lipe – The Maldives of Thailand

Being naturally favored stretching smooth sandy beaches, crystal blue sea water, the charming small Koh Lipe is entitled the Maldivies of Thailand.


Stepping onto the island, tourists definitely overwhelmed by the stunning beauty of beaches which has attracted a large number of both local and foreign tourists during the high season, from the beginning of November to the end of April. Ko Lipe offers three main beaches, namely Pattaya, Sunrise, and Sunset. Significantly, they are connected by walking streets served for pedestrians.




Visiting Koh Lipe Island, you would probably be mesmerized by stretching white sand beaches. This is a perfect destination to fresh your mind after days of working and studying hard, and, temporarily set all concerns and worries of the hectic life aside. Because the island is bustling, it offers environmentally friendly hotels and guesthouses that are characterized by natural materials, bamboos, for instance, leaves roofs, and lush trees.



Running along the bustling coastal road, food stands and restaurants serve a variety of foods and drinks, from fresh seafood to tropical fruits. Additionally, all the bars are crowded with guests till the early morning of the next day. Thus, it’s a favorite place for those who love engaging in the bustle and hustle. 



Stretching along the entire eastern part of the island, Sunrise Beach features the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere and separate luxury resorts which are totally different from 2 other beaches. Additionally, the beach is distinguishingly characterized by a white long sand hill that heads to the sea creates a small sand bay. This is also the most beautiful view on the island that I like and often go there to enjoy the charming sea view and relax at the same time.



As the name would imply, Sunset is the ideal spot for visitors to watch the sunset. Tourists can stay overnight right on the beach by hiring tents for camping. How amazing!. At Sunset Beach, you can also rent camping tents. In addition to main 3 beaches, tourists might make a visit to deserted islands by boat, particularly, Koh Adang and Koh Rawi Islands.


Silverlake Vineyard Pattaya Visitor Attraction

The brick-colored bungalows between the grassy plain and the green vineyard will make you feel like you are in a Western country.


From central Pattaya, you can easily get to Silverlake Vineyard based on Google maps or offline map software. The road is clear, no traffic, but the highway has many large cars running fast. If traveling by motorbike, the driver must be strong.

It takes about 45 minutes if traveling by car and 120 minutes by motorbike. At the entrance there are signboards in many languages, including Vietnamese. There are no entrance fees but there are a few areas where you have to buy tickets.


The main station of this resort is a cluster of red brick villas, built in classic European style. This is also the point of sale many types of candy made from grapes look very cute to buy as gifts. Surrounding the villa is the green grass is carefully trimmed.

With the hot weather of Pattaya, the freshly squeezed grape juice is very popular with visitors. Outdoor coffee space is cool green space, wind cage that you will love to sit here forever.


On the yard in front of the vineyard, late-afternoon music shows are often held to serve tourists. This location is the ideal place to sip a glass of wine purchased in the garden, while watching the romantic sunset.

Summer is the best time of Silverlake. All kinds of flowers blooming at the edge of the windmill as in the Netherlands. However, this season it’s often rainy in the early morning and late afternoon, the weather is mild, uncomfortable.


The artificial lake of coolness brings a sense of peace. Silverlake is also a good place for wedding photos of couples.

This area is very wide, so the walking area is limited to avoid visitors getting lost. If you want to get down to the garden, you can register tuktuk tour to go all the corners of Silverlake. Service rates are from 100 to 250 baht per person per package.


February and March are the harvest season, the vines ripen all over the garden, look very eye-catching. Grapes are carefully taken care, so visitors are sure to buy products here to use.

The garden huts are your stopover after a day of walking. This place is by the lake, the wind is gentle, suitable to sit relax and chat. The opening of Silverlake is from 9h to 18h. However, restaurants and cafes operate until 9pm. If you do not hurry back to the city during the day, you can still dine.


If you want to stay overnight, you should contact booking in advance with the resort. From these small houses, visitors can see the Golden Buddha on the famous Kao Chee Chan Mountain in Pattaya. Vineyard Address: 31/62 Moo 7, Na Chom Thian 20250, Pattaya.



Putuo Son - Sacred Mountains of China

The place where Sun Wukong met Guan Yin Bodhisattva in "Journey to the West" is one of the four sacred peaks in China.


Putuo Mountain is the name of a small island in the South China Sea, Zhejiang Province. The  Mount Jiuhua, Mount Emei (Myshan), Mount Wutai, Putuo Mountain are considered as the four most scared mountains of Chinese Buddhism.


Legend has it that in 858, the monk Tue Ngoc brought the statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara from Wuyi Mountain to Japan by boat. As he passed through this place, there were many lotus flowers floating on the sea, which made the ship unable to move. He understood that Guan Yin did not want to go to Japan, so he transferred the statue to the island, built the Puji Temple (bu ken qu guanyin yuan).


The legend is quickly known. The number of pilgrims to the island is increasing. In the most prosperous times, the island had 4 large temples, 106 small temples, more than 4,654 monasteries. 


Putuo Son is one of the pilgrimage sites attracting domestic and foreign tourists in China.


To get to Putuo, from Hangzhou, you travel four hours by car, to the pier, buy ferry tickets (about 25 yuan, travel time is 15 minutes). After arriving at the other ferry terminal, you walk for about 15 minutes or free shuttle bus to the center of the island.


Three clusters of pagodas attract most visitors island is Guan Yin statue (Quan Yin not go), Puji Temple and Fayu Temple.



You can also go to the village, find out the life and activities of local people, look at the house more than 100 years old. Visit the restaurant and enjoy local delicious dishes. Please note that this place is an island, and is one of the famous pilgrimage sites in China, the number of tourists is very large, the price is often high. You need to ask the price in advance so that you do not get cheated.


At night, do not forget to walk with your companions on the streets away from people, breathe fresh air, enjoy the quietness on the island. Also in this time, the system of lights at the foot Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara at the highest point is lit, making the space more virtual and mystical.